Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Scrappy dappy doo

Yep, I dove right into the scrap box again, just for want of something new to do (like I don't have other projects that need finishing, what the hey!). The scrap box needs tidying up anyway.


Anyhow, while I was trawling through the blogosphere last week, I saw Lisa's houses (aren't they fab?!) and I was inspired. So I pulled out this housie patchwork book I acquired sometime back and got stuck into it. Making pretty pictures with fabric.


Then because I still had all those stamps littering the craft table, I thought, why not? I have some fabric stamp pads on hand.....must really get some more colours at the next craft show.


It's all a bit fiddly and that roof section took me several seam-rippings to get right on the first block. But since I'm not in a hurry, I'll just do a bit here-and-there until they all start to pile up.


So cute, it's very distracting. Methinks this is the start of a new quilt (maybe for the bub).....when I should really be working on a couch quilt for the living room. Gah!

17 comments:

Mystele said...

These are great!!!

de vliegende koe said...

I love the scrappy houses Jade, a quilt for the bub will be great!. I have the same book you know.
The little purse on page 49 is wonderful too, and the bags on 44/45, and... well in fact I like most of the stuff on the book. Have fun!

claudine said...

Love the houses! They would make a lovely quilt.

I'll need to get some fabric stamp pads at the next craft fair too, haven't been able to find any locally.

Belinda said...

Love the idea of a housey quilt. The blocks are so sweet, I think I have to get this book too!

Colette said...

That is adorable and would be divine as a quilt. Look forward to seeing it finished.I'm struggling to get my girls quilts finished and they are straight out squares!!! You put me to shame:-)

Louise said...

I love these! I think they will be stunning sewn together as a quilt. Love the little stamps - so cute.

beki said...

Ack! So, so cute! I want to drop everything and make houses. right. this. instant!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Jade! They're just adorable!!! I have a blue and white traditional schoolhouse quilt (which is the same block) but I just love these out of your scraps -- You Rock!!!! I love the little girl in the door too. And the use of Japanese fabrics. And everything. You rock!!!!

upstateLisa said...

Jade, thanks for checking out my houses! I love houses and now that I have seen what you have made from the book, I have to open mine and try something!

Jen said...

So adorable. and I love the added stamps.

Di said...

I love your little houses! I think that they will make a great quilt for the bub!! Can't wait to see it finished!

Laura said...

How cute! Love them. Still waiting for my books to arrive, I'm itching for some stitching.. he he he, I have to keep the fingers busy with some paper tole for the time being.... :)

btw - Hannah LOVES her Jessie doll, it's an instant favourite. Trying to keep it away from Ailey as she is also mezmerised by her.

sue said...

The little houses are so cute, and it must have taken a while to set them up so accurately too.

Marina said...

So beautiful. I'd like to live in one of those!

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to quit you! I LOVE the houses. Yesterday I obsessed to have the book by Gwen Marston and I ended up paying $93 for it!

Today I ordered some rubber stamps to decorate my houses!

I better not check your site tomorrow.

What kind of ink do you use to stamp on fabric?

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Teresa

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Wow! Jade, I haven't caught up on my blogging lately and look what I've missed out on. Your little houses are just lovely. I can see them as an applique on t-shirts or put into a quilt. Beautiful.

twolimeleaves said...

Late to the party, but I'm LOVING these little houses, Jade! Are you still making them?